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Silvia STOPAZZINI

Silvia STOPAZZINI, Italian Vaulting athlete.

Name Silvia STOPAZZINI
FEI ID 10038448
Gender Female
Date of Birth 13/08/1993
Competing for Italy - ITA
Registration Vaulting 2018
Last update 14/12/2018
FEI Database


Vaulting 70x70
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up vaulting at age nine.
Why this sport? She followed her sister Sara into the sport. "I practised swimming and triathlon. At one point, I got tired and I decided to follow in the footsteps of my sister who had started equestrian vaulting about a year and a half earlier. I really liked the artistic gymnastics, which is the basis of this sport and I took courage, overcoming the fear towards horses which I had at the beginning."
Name of coach Daniele Dall'Ora [national]; Laura Carnabuci [personal]
General Interest
Hobbies Baking. (gazzettadimodena.gelocal.it, 25 Sep 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement Claiming gold at the 2018 World Equestrian Games [WEG] in Tryon, NC, United States of America. (ridersadvisor.com, 21 Sep 2018)
Most influential person in career Her family, and Italian vaulting rider Lorenzo Lupacchini. (gazzettadimodena.gelocal.it, 25 Sep 2017; fei.org, 21 Sep 2018)
Injuries She suffered a knee injury after sustaining a fall while competing at the 2018 World Cup event in Salzburg, Austria. (fei.org, 09 Dec 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Never give up, open your wings and go." (Facebook profile, 25 Jan 2018)
Famous relatives Her sister Sara has worked as a journalist for Italian equestrian TV channel ClassHorseTV. (gazzettadimodena.gelocal.it, 25 Sep 2017)
Other information NATIONAL FIRST She and Lorenzo Lupacchini became the first Italian riders to win gold in any discipline at the World Equestrian Games [WEG] when they claimed victory in the Pas-de-deux event at the 2018 edition in Tryon, NC, United States of America. (blog.vaultingworld.com, 21 Sep 2018)
Further Personal Information
Residence Campogalliano, ITA
Occupation Athlete
Languages English, Italian